On July 7th, the volunteer project “Trail of Knowledge” was completed on Sakhalin Island

The “Trail of knowledge” is a sightseeing trail which goes through the territory of Sakhalin Botanical Garden and in the future will introduce visitors to the ecosystems of the Sakhalin region (Sakhalin Island and Kurill’s Islands). The trail runs along an old Japanese road, so it will be fascinating, not only for those interested in the nature of the region but also for those interested in the history of their native land.

During the project the following types of work were carried out:
● Removing brush for the future trail -800 meters
● Clearing and leveling 600 meters of new trail
● Forming 4 spacious areas for tour groups to gather: 4x8m, 6x8m, 2x2m, 4x4m

Experienced GBT volunteers participated on the project (For each participant, this was far from their first project!) from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Irkutsk, Magnitogorsk.

Volunteers from southern Sakhalinsk and Korsakov also joined to work on the trail for two weeks: families with children, adult volunteers, environmental students, and just caring people.
At the moment, trail construction has continued under the guidance of Botanical Garden staff and partners.

The Project “Trail of Knowledge” is a partner project between the affiliate Sakhalin Branch of the Botanical Garden-Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the GBT Association with the financial support of the “Sakhalin-1” International consortium.

-Project Brigadier - Natalia Ivanovna
-Brigadier Assistant - Natalia Tuguthonova
-Communicato-Translator - Olga Markova
Volunteers: Valeria Lyaskonova, Olga Gachkova, Nonna Presnetsova, Olga Timofeyeva, Rudolph Wineman